The holidays are here..Yay!. I’ve put together my wish list for this holiday season. I figured I would share some cool companies in case you are hoping to be more thoughtful in your purchasing decisions this holiday season. I always say shop local first and then if you can’t find it locally try and find good places to spend your money :).
First, I love this Ethical Starter Kit from Bead and Reel. The kit includes:
–Bra & Panty Set: organic cotton, fair wage
-Tote Bag: fair trade, empowers women
-Laundry Care Set: vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic, biodegradable, Made in America
Um, yes, Please.
I have been on the lookout for a cross-body bag for about a year now. I like to be able to carry a bag and also have my hands full, so I like this Arc Cross-Body by Angela Roi. I love the minimalist design and vegan materials. In addition, for every handbag you purchase, they donate by color to support a charitable cause. So if you buy a purple bag a percentage of you purchase is donated to the Alzheimer’s foundation. Since, I chose black, a percentage of the purchase would support melanoma fighters. Cool concept, I think.
Cross Body Bag
I’m also in need of small bag to carry my money/id/credit cards. I’ve selected one of the small pouches from the Tote Project. The pouch is handmade by rescued victims of trafficking and is manufactured in a fair trade certified factory in India. In addition, twenty percent of the proceeds from your purchase will go to Two Wings, a non-profit organization that uses education, mentoring and life couching to empower youth and survivors of sex trafficking.
The Tote Project
Since, I am doing most of my running on trails here in Missoula, I need a backpack for long runs. On my list is the Patagonia Nine Trails Pack 15L.
I like Patagonia. They seem to care about the people that work for them. They seem to care about the environment. And they make quality products, so I’m hooked.
The winter boots I have owned for the last decade died…literally fell apart. On my list is a new pair. It’s tough to find vegan winter boots so I was excited to find the Jimmy Boot by Native. Native is also attempting to address their ecological impact by utilizing a unique, low-emission manufacturing process. In addition, their foam-injection molding process produces low waste, which is a plus.
I lost my water bottle and Michele has this one that I love from Farm Sanctuary. So I’m hoping the elves bring me one 🙂
I’ve also got some splurge items on my list (Stuff I don’t really need I suppose). The first one is this bracelet from The Little Market. I’ll admit Michele’s recent post is what drew me to this item.
I am obviously a sucker for jewelry and I can’t help but love the concept of these recycled magazines made into earrings from Global Good Partners.
Finally, I’m also attempting to clean up my skin/make-up routine. Even though I have dramatically decreased the number of chemicals I am using in my skin care routine, I’ve still got a ways to go. I would love to try Biodara’s Discovery Kit.
And, I’ve been meaning to try Vegan Cuts. They have a ton of great gift ideas, including their Vegan Cuts Beauty Box or their Vegan Chocolate Box
Tomorrow you should #OptOutside..and then, if and when, you decide to shop this holiday season I say, shop kindly. 🙂 🙂